Howard Switzer is a Tennessee architect and ecological design consultant on energy efficient, healthy homes of natural materials and on pre-industrial building methods. He has run for political office: Governor of Tennessee twice and for Congress once. He is a founding member of the Nashville Peace and Justice Center and Moving the Money to Main Street Campaign, which was adopted by the Green Party US in 2007. That same year he attended the American Monetary Institute (AMI) presentation of Stephen Zarlenga at the GP national meeting in Reading, PA, which confirmed his belief that monetary reform is critical to democracy and for funding a transition to a Green Economy. He presented on monetary reform at the 2013 GP National Meeting and was subsequently invited to present at the AMI annual conferences several times. He is a founding member of the Green Party of Tennessee, the Green Party of the United States, and the Banking and Monetary Reform Committee of GPUS.